For Police

Law enforcement agencies play a vital role in the fight against counterfeiting. The Reserve Bank works closely with law enforcement to help provide the tools, training, and support to combat counterfeiting and to prosecute offenders.

The Reserve Bank assists the Australian Federal Police and other law enforcement agencies by:

  • monitoring counterfeiting trends
  • maintaining a dedicated counterfeit examination laboratory
  • educating the public and domestic law enforcement agencies about how to identify counterfeits and what actions should be taken when counterfeits are identified.

Find out more

To assist police, the Reserve Bank has developed a Law Enforcement Portal, which contains a range of information about counterfeit detection, handling, relevant legislation and the services provided by the Reserve Bank.